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Reviewed on 16 Feb,2020
Shibuya is an exciting and colourful district of central Tokyo. The heart and soul of it is Shibuya Railway Station and the surrounding precincts of shops, restaurants, and nightlife venues. Magazines aimed at young people claim Shibuya is one of Japan’s main fashion hubs. Shibuya also features traditional gardens and an important shrine.Don’t Miss
A statue of legendary Akita-dog Hachiko stands outside Shibuya Station waiting to greet visitors. Meiji Shrine was originally built one hundred years ago in a traditional Japanese style to pay homage to the emperor after he died. It contains a museum with exhibits relating to the royal family. The shrine is ringed by a 170-acre forest. This is a favourite relaxation spot for local residents.
Meiji Jingu Stadium is the home base of the Yakult Swallows baseball team and close to Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. The Shinjuku Gyoen Gardens are in the same area. The gardens have separate Japanese, English, and French-themed areas plus a teahouse and lots of cherry-blossom trees.
Shibuya is not lacking in other cultural ways and those in the locality include the Nezu Art Museum and Shoto Museum of Art. The Noh and New National theatres are also here. The Noh is a venue for classical music dramas and the National is known for modern dance, ballet, opera, and other kinds of performing arts shows.Restaurants and Bars
The so-called Shibuya Scramble is the location of Hachiko’s statue and the heart of an amazing collection of shops and bars. A Starbucks coffee shop overlooks the Scramble and is a convenient meeting point. Dogen-zaka Street is noted for its bar and nightclub collection. Restaurants serve up all the popular Japanese dishes like ramen noodles, sashimi, and sushi. Chinese, Italian, and Thai foods are among international eating options in Shibuya.Shopping
Shibuya is also a hotspot for shopping. Omotesando is a tree-shaded road in front of Meiji Shrine and home to international designer stores such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci. In addition, you can also find the Oriental Bazaar and Laforet ladies’ shopping centre. Takashimaya Times Square is a 15-floor department store stocking electrical and household products, clothing, toys, and sporting equipment.